Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745334936 Published August 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745334943 Published August 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Captive Revolution

Palestinian Women's Anti-Colonial Struggle within the Israeli Prison System

Nahla Abdo

Captive Revolution

Nahla Abdo

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745334936 Published August 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745334943 Published August 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Women throughout the world have always played their part in struggles against colonialism, imperialism and other forms of oppression. However, there are few books on Arab political prisoners, fewer still on the Palestinians who have been detained in their thousands for their political activism and resistance.

Nahla Abdo's Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolutions, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. Based on stories of the women themselves, as well as her own experiences as a former political prisoner, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research in order to analyse their anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their appalling treatment as political detainees.

Making crucial comparisons with the experiences of female political detainees in other conflicts, and emphasising the vital role Palestinian political culture and memorialisation of the 'Nakba' have had on their resilience and resistance, Captive Revolution is a rich and revealing addition to our knowledge of this little-studied phenomenon.

Contents

Introduction
1 Forgotten History, Lost Voices and Silent Souls: Women Political Detainees
2 Anti-Colonial Resistance in Context
3 Colonialism, Imperialism and the Culture of Resistance
4 Political Detainees and the Israeli Prison System
5 Prison as a Site of Resistance
Conclusion
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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